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May 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
him to apply to study in the united states. >> a week ago, the 40-year-old estate house arrest fleeing to the u.s. embassy in beijing. he was sent to a chinese hospital for treatment, which is when the activist made a dramatic call took a u.s. congressional hearing, asking for asylum, fearing for his and his family's life. >> though under heavy guard, he has been communicating with the outside world. he made an emotional call for freedom from his hospital in beijing. sadly, it seemed as if the diplomatic logjam between the u.s. and china might be breaking -- suddenly, it seemed as if the logjam might be breaking. >> i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him, and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the plan gives china a way to save face and avoids the sticky issue of granting chen asylum. china's foreign ministry has played down the up side. >> chen has the same rights as other citizens and they applied to study abroad and go
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May 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
appealing for asylum in the united states. >> he spent almost a week in the u.s. embassy in beijing before emerging on wednesday. he says he fears for the safety of himself and his family. >> american officials are continuing talks with both chen and beijing, but the chinese government wants an apology over the u.s. and its handling of the case. >> supporters to question how washington turned him back over to the authorities in china. >> chen guangcheng is now in this beijing hospital where he was brought by u.s. officials. in a phone interview with the reuters news agency, he said he now wants to leave china as soon as possible. he says he fears for his safety and that while he was planning to stay in china, he has now changed his mind. he says his family are with him and that they also want to get out of the country. the affair has overshadowed a visit to china by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. in a speech before the country's leaders, she said beijing must protect human rights. >> because we believe that all governments do have to answer to citizens aspirations for dignity and
KCSMMHZ
May 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
united states and european union are poised to implement an oil embargo against iran in late june and july. iranian officials will meet delegates from the u.s. and europe in baghdad on wednesday. iran is hoping to persuade the western powers to ease the sanctions. an agreement with the iaea could give iran leverage in those talks. >>> senior diplomats from japan, south korea, and the united states met in seoul to talk about how to deal with a common threat. they agreed to take concerted action against north korea if the reclusive nation tests another nuclear weapon. the diplomats are chief delegates to the six party talks on the north's nuclear program. it's the first time the group met since north korean authorities failed last month to launch what they called a satellite carrying rocket. >> if the dplk goes for further escalation, we are to take unified and coordinated actions and responses. >> we're united in our resolve to respond, not just the three allies but russia and china as well. >> u.s. delegate glyn davies again pushed china to play a greater role in preventing north kore
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May 21, 2012 6:30pm PDT
united states. that is it for us for now. do not forget you can find more on our web site -- www.dw.de. >> see you soon. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
KCSMMHZ
Apr 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
tokyo, i'm catherine kobayashi. the leaders of japan and the united states are trying to show solidarity in the face of common challenges and common threats. prime minister yoshihiko noda and president barack obama met in washington and emphasized the importance of their country's decades-old alliance on maint n maintaining security in the asia pacific region. the leaders issued a joint statement monday following their talks. they titled it "a shared vision for the future." the document says the japan/u.s. alliance is peace, security and stability in the region. >> translator: the asia pacific region is at the center of the world's development, but at the same time, there are so unstable factors such as fears over north korea and the buildup of armaments over maritime disputes. we will realize the realignment of u.s. forces to strengthen the security of the region. >> obama calls the asia-pacific region strategically important and stresses the u.s. military presence there will be geographically distributed and operationally resilient. >> the u.s./japan alliance will remain the foundation
KCSMMHZ
May 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT
middle east. it really represents a new dimension in malware. >> suspicion has fallen on the united states and israel, but there is no hard evidence yet. experts said the programming is so good, it may be impossible to determine its source. >> all right, time now for our latest euro 2012 team check ahead of the soccer championship. >> we're looking at denmark. group d, a tough group that also features the netherlands, germany, portugal. some are already calling it the group of death. >> most analysts reckon denmark's chances of making it through to the knockout phase are pretty slim. ♪ ? 's side practicing -- denmark opposes at practicing in the country's east coast of using a local club's. if the players are nervous, they're not showing it. it is a casual atmosphere. >> i think that has to do with the fact that we are a small country. everything is a little more relaxed here. for example, the interaction between players and fans, it is the danish mentality. >> the practice sessions are a hit with local residents. >> this is a small stadium. you can just walk in and see the nation
KCSMMHZ
May 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, he d devoted himself to studies at yusts in okinawa, tokyo, and the united states, to try and understand why his islands had to make such a great sacrifice. during his tenure as governor, the okinawan people's -- in 1996, after a series of negotiations with the pentagon and tokyo oda won a concession. including the notorious futenma marine air station. however, after the governor retired from the politics, the base issue became deadlocked over where to relocate it. >> people question so strongly that that the okinawa military bases should be cut down, in mainland japan. so nowadays, anger toward the central government. local people feel that they are betrayed by the current center of government after 40 years. >> reporter: anything have changed about the issue of the bases? >> nothing has changed at all. even worse. >> reporter: ohta survived the battle of okinawa as a child soldier. he says the sacrifice of a third of the islanders made him determined to eliminate military bases from his homeland. >> i'm afraid unless the people understand the local people, during the battle
KCSMMHZ
May 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
violating the cease-fire. >> the united nations mission is in syria. it was to speed things up but needs member states to provide manpower. >> so far, just a couple dozen u.n. observers have been monitoring the state of the truce between syrian government forces and rebels. a senior u.n. official said tuesday that he is confident the full 300-member contingent will be deployed by the end of may. >> so that, of course, we rely on member countries to supply us with human personnel that are being deployed on the ground. and of course, we need to be given visas by the syrian authorities. >> with so few observers currently on the ground, there is still much scope for both sides to violate the truce terms. this unverified internet video claims to show a funeral march for victims of an army bombardments early tuesday. 9 of the 10 victims were said to be from the same family. in homs, the heart of the uprising against president assad's regime, life remains a daily struggle for civilians. opposition militants still control parts of palms -- homs. residents say even there they are at the mercy of
PBS
May 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
trading data derived from the united states, from the labor market there, which finally rushed european shares, the dax including, down words. >> let's take a look in numbers in more detail. the dax ended at 6110, down. the euro stoxx 50 also down. the dow jones is also lower, 13,241. the eurobank losing ground against the dollar. $1.3155. >> and other top german politician is in the spotlight after allegations of plagiarism. a university is investigating anonymous claims that the education minister did not properly sourced parts of the doctor. >> a spokesman for the university says they have asked a committee to review the thesis. she has called for those behind the allegations, which were posted on an internet blog but, to come forward. time for some german soccer news. dortmund's striker is set to leave the bundesliga champions at the end of the season for china. >> the national player has signed a four-year contract with the team. since 2010, he scored 39 goals. an injury early this season put him on the sidelines. >> berlin is packed with space experts from around the world today f
KCSMMHZ
May 30, 2012 2:30pm PDT
major indices go. the dax and euro stocks 50 lost 50%. over to the united states, where the dow is also down, not as far, but down by 1.3%. the euro also trading in negative territory for $1.2375. in a minute, we will look at how the italians are coping with their second deadly earthquake in just a few weeks. >> that is right, but first, a look at other stories making news around the world. in britain, prime minister david cameron's former communications chief has been detained on suspicion of committing perjury. he told the court in 2010 he had no knowledge of illegal activities by reporters while he was tabloid editor. he has now been arrested in connection with the old hacking allegations. >> in the u.s., mitt romney has pledged the republican presidential nomination with a big win in the texas primary. a former massachusetts governor secured the votes of the necessary 1144 delegates. he is said to be officially anointed at the republican national convention in august. >> the burmese opposition leader has been given a rafters reception from thousands of burmese migrant workers i
PBS
May 28, 2012 6:30pm PDT
golden gate bridge is one of the most photographed objects in the united states. i was in california. everyone was talking about the golden gate bridge. >> if you imagine how impressive it must have been at that time. i was there and i was not that impressed, but at that time. >> we have more coming up. >> yes? >> we will look at changes in the german national team's soccer lineup. >> and all the drama you want to know about, after the break. >> don't go away. we will be here. >> welcome back. but 11 days ago, joachim loew has announced his team for the championships. >> those cut include julian draxler, sven bender, cacau, and marc-andre ter stegen. they have all been sent home from the german training camp. and the german team is not the only one making last-minute adjustments ahead up 2012. italy suspended its defender. >> in early morning raids on monday, police searched teams based near florence. >> police carried out dawn raids throughout the country. at the national team's training camp, they searched the room, seen on the right, and warned the player he is under investigation
PBS
May 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
leave the country and travel to the united states. the human rights activists calls the major -- caused a major diplomatic dispute last month by escaping house arrest and fleeing to beijing. >> and tornadoes have caused severe damage in eastern japan. one person was killed and nearly 50 injured when the twister cut in half -- at a path through two provinces. the storm knocked out power for tens of thousands of people and damaged nearly a thousand buildings. >> india has delayed the introduction of controversial plans to crack down on tax evasion, that after criticism by foreign investors. those plans included provisions to retroactively apply a tax on mergers and acquisitions and going back a half a century. a number of multinational companies warned that it would leave india if the legislation was adopted. the rules were drawn up to prevent annise from avoiding capital gains tax by rerouting investments through tax havens. >> welcome the indian government has also moved to lower the amount of money it pays out in assistance to the port. it has done so through a technicality,
KCSMMHZ
May 10, 2012 2:30pm PDT
some are now under house arrest. >> barack obama has become the first sitting president in the united states to come out and give its backing to legalizing gay marriage. his remarks were in a televised -- televised interview on a u.s. television statement. public opinion is tending towards support for same-sex unions, with a gallup poll in the states showing 50% of people favoring them and 48% rejecting the. >> this issue is set to become a hot-button issue and an extremely divisive one in november's election to the obama pose a republican challenger mitt romney has reaffirmed his stand that marriage should only be between a man and woman and that gay marriage undermines the family and society. >> the most beautiful day of one's life. but for same-sex couples in many u.s. states, there can be no marriages of it. 28 states have banned same-sex marriage, so for gays and lesbians, the president's words were a hardening boost. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and of firm -- affirm pet i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> no president ever with
KCSMMHZ
May 31, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. the u.n. warns this sending the nation into civil war. the german president has a symbolic state visit to israel and palestinian territories. and should governments in europe be allowed to keep records on mobile phone and internet use? ♪ >> a warning today to syria's richet from the united nations. you are pushing your country towards a civil war it will never recover from. >> ban ki-moon talking about the bloodshed that continues despite an official ceasefire in the presence of u.n. observers. >> more reports of troops once again shelling the region of houla, the site of last week's massacre. >> and more violence in homs, one of the major flash points of the conflict. >> their houses are destroyed, and even as the people here tried to flee the destruction, new explosions can be heard. this is homs. fighting is raging across syria, like here in this internet footage from houla. few here have faith that damascus will implement the peace plan from kofi annan. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton rebukes moscow for propping up the regime when a political transition is what is n
CSPAN
May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
coast of the united states, you can drive for miles from state to state and not see another black face. call to montana, utah, parts of oregon and washington -- there are lots of african americans in this country but there are parts where there are none. on the broader issue, that is certainly true. the president has done a lot for not just african americans but for everyone in the country. the health-care bill, the stimulus package. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the shift has been helpful for everyone. you cannot count on the all.dent to do with allit you have to start a small business and take the risk of willing to fail. there are conditions that exist, but government cannot solve all those problems. they have to be solved at the committee level. host: teresa is a republican from trenton, new jersey. caller: hi. i was listening -- i really love you. you're a great democratic strategist and i love your opinions and have you correct other people and bring them back to what the heart of the problem is. thank you for that. in order for us to resolve this problem -- black people w
CSPAN
May 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
billionaires, extracting money from the united states in order to make it seem like things are dysfunctional. they are getting rich. their kids and grandkids have good educations. mitt romney has five sons, money in the bank, $100 million. government makes many jobs. host: we will see what jim has to say on twitter, echoing a comment on facebook. what do you think about this? let's hear what darrell, a republican has to say in san diego, california. caller: good morning. i think it is typical of government rules. it misses the point. back in oklahoma city, a couple of conferences ago, the gsa spent less than three and a thousand dollars total with the same number of people. the question is, how much are spending per person? are you getting value? if they make a rule of $500,000 or $100,000, is it going to get a conference of 30 people to stay under some limit. if you're going to produce rules, quickly enough, they should be producing a per diem rule. how much per conference, whether it is appropriate, and how do you trust -- how you justify conference. do i think they should ha
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states and is said to be launching a charm offensive. he is best known for periodic jabs and his nato allies, but he is embarking on a charm offensive as he faces the prospect of fleeing troops and possibly dollars -- let's listen to what president karzai had to say in chicago. [video clip] >> afghanistan reaffirms its commitment to the transition process and to the completion of it in 2013. and the withdrawal of our partners in 2014, so that afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of friends in the international community or the shoulders of the united states and our other allies. afghanistan, as you actually put it, mr. president, " looks forward to an end to this war and a transformational decade in which afghanistan will be working further for institution building and the development of sounder government in the country. host: that was the afghan president for the nato summit in chicago yesterday. we are getting some tweets and you can join that conversation. joseph writes -- --e's the baltimore sun and we see some images in the newspapers today of what was happ
CSPAN
May 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states, you can put a t in between those two on a line graph and this is just one of the other problems that go along with that. we've got a bunch of dishonest people actually running our country and telling our representatives in d.c. what to do and we have no say in it anymore. so we're getting what we deserve anyway because we're not standing up for our own rights. bye. host: that's david in hope, michigan. this is on the front page of the "u.s.a. today" this morning. "obesity rate may hit 42% and health care costs could take off too." if nothing is done, it is going to hinder health care cost containment according to a research economist with a non-profit organization in north carolina's research triangle. extra weight takes a significant toll on health. it increases the risks of type ii diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea and other debilitating and chronic illnesses. and we'll get to more of that article on the "u.s.a. today" this morning. our next call comes from john in danville, illinois. john's on our line for democrats. go ahead, john. c
CSPAN
May 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
special visas in order to stay in the united states if they have been the victims of domestic violence. that will be the issue there. and again expected the house to spend much of the week on a six of $42 billion defense program bill. that was -- six of $42 billion. -- $642 billion defense program bell. host: will they finish that this week or will it -- or will that lead to the next couple of weeks? guest: it looks like there will be coming back to tuesday and working till friday. they should be able to get the defense authorization bill done. the rules committee usually restricts the number of amendments that can be offered to that bill. unlike last week with that signs of preparation bill, there is a tighter cap on the number of amendments that may be offered. host: niels lesniewski, thank you for joining us with that update on what is going on with the hill this week. we showed you a clip of jamie dimon from jpmorgan on the sunday shows yesterday. want to take to some of the critics of the banking industry. barney frank appeared to discuss the $2 billion error. [video clip
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
became president of the united states. if you ask yourself honestly, did the hope and change take place as the president sobol leaf off declared in his campaign, and the answer is, but they to tory. -- the answer is, no. host: give us a call. the number to call for our democrat line is 202-737-0001. the number to call for our republican line is 202-737-0002. the number to call for our independent line is 202-628- 0205. mr. williams, i want to return to your column. you're talking about mr. romney's slogan. you say his belief in america slogan is also like on content. guest: is is light. in all fairness, these campaigns are about manipulation. it is about convincing people of an idea. they have never taken time to think the idea through to see if it will work. understand, both of these men's want to become ceo's of the united states. if you want to become ceo of the united states, you need to know about economics 0101. mr. romney was governor of massachusetts. the jury is still out on him in terms of what he accomplished. he gave rise to the affordable health care act. many people
CSPAN
May 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
hemisphere is booming, with the united states emerging less dependent on supplies from an unstable middle east. vens, nigeria, and mexico. host: southeast michigan. what are gas prices like there, dave? caller: very good. someone saying on your show that prices were falling for the holidays. that's not true here in southeast michigan, which people here like to drive a lot up north. we have a wonderful, beautiful up north. but the prices here average in the low $3.90's. they were a week ago in the mid $3.60, around there. for my employees, it's all the same for them. we're traveling 60 mile an hour round trips and that really hits the pocketbook when you're having to travel every day for week. i'll companies are certainly quick to bring the price down. thanks and have a good holiday. host: it's not our oil that we're talking about, it belongs to oil companies. new hampshire, john on our democrats line joins us. hi. caller: just one note i've acknowledged over the last few weeks. we have a caller on your show, but he was discussing having the trade commission investigated for the rise in ga
CSPAN
May 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
can talk to a president of the united states. he has shown a lot of character in what he has done and i appreciate that from him. they talk about how much money he spends. he spent $5 trillion. we are $16 trillion in debt. when bush took over he was in the clear. that means that he spent $11,000 in eight years. that is 500,000 more -- i mean 500 million more than what obama has spent. where are they going to go with that? i am a republican, but i believe i am going to vote democratic this time. i cannot. go for cannot it is not right. it host: all right. this weekend is the libertarian party's national convention. c-span will be there throughout the weekend. it's being held in las vegas. you will see the beginning of it tonight at 9:00 eastern and then saturday on this network beginning at noon. and political news, the candidate mitt romney was in richmond, virginia, yesterday and in coverage of his visit, romney said virginia is the key to victory in the fall. he picked up the endorsement of michelle bachmann. there he is with governor bob mcdonnell. and from the boston globe, fo
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
listen to some of your phone calls and get some of your reactions. the former united states senator representing north carolina at, the 2008 candidate for president and vice presidential nominee in the past is john edwards. he spent a lot of time on the national stage and we would like to hear what you think about this as we watched the press coverage over these last couple of weeks. twittwer-- with we have a special line for people in north carolina -- we would like to hear your thoughts and a former senator and the federal government's case against him and what you think of all of this. let's begin with eugene, ore., on the democratic line. caller: may i say that i really miss open phone friday and for your next segment, i wanted to say that i have lost 60 pounds and last five years and i still have 20 to go. host: we will be talking about obesity in america but on to the edwards trial. caller: i think john edwards has really helped even out the fact that republicans and democrats have now both taken us into the sewer. it is sad. i used to look toward the election season every cou
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May 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, wisconsin, also retired. caller: i was in the united states marine corps. host: where did you serve? caller: i serve for 1963-1967, two years i was in vietnam. i was a grunt. that first caller was totally outrageous. i believe that panetta is doing the right thing because there is something called the uniform code of military justice. we are all prepped about what lines we can and cannot cross when we are involved in a war. there are some incidences that do occur. in this day and age because of the internet, people have easy access to some of these things. when i was in vietnam, we burned down some hootches, way through somebody's on top of them and put lime on top of them but we were in the war. host: when you were in vietnam, were you briefed by your commanding officers or the nco's in your unit about what was and was not acceptable behavior? caller: i was a noncommissioned officer. i was a sergeant. yes, we were briefed by the upper echelon captain and majors and tank commanders. host: more from the article in "the baltimore sun." back to the telephones. florida, william, also re
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May 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
states the say they might need help with? caller: i think so, because this is the united states. you have people who paid into these programs, people that paid their taxes so when they get in trouble that the people have a safety net. i think it is just the southern part of the united states that is really having problems with the president, with helping people. you also have these people who regarding subsidized housing, these republicans that owns the apartment complexes, they are getting money from the government and then they are complaining about it, but they have section 8 housing that they own. they are complaining about government spending while getting. money from getting. thank you. host: now bruce is on the line, a republican from chicago. good morning. caller: good morning. with the state bailouts, is another case of government rewarding irresponsible behavior. states going into debt and punishing people who act responsibly, by taking their money. it's not right. it happens throughout the government. host: let's look at california in particular. we have on the phone with
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
, without even realizing that the president of the united states had come here. a number of afghan politicians pointed to that. they said that for someone who came here to reassure the afghan people that they are safe, he sort of slipped in and slipped out. host: patrick quinn. thank you for your time this morning. guest: thank you . host: if you want to comment on the signing of the agreement in the future role of the u.s. in afghanistan, the numbers are on your screen. 202-737-0001 democrats. 202-737-0002 republicans. 202-628-0205 independents. @cspanwj on twitter. rockford, and illinois. democrat's line. go ahead. caller: i was just listening to the comments made and i think it was a good thing he did and understand that people talking about him slipping in and slipping out but under the circumstances, that was the best way for him to go over there. he did not go over there with a lot of bells and whistles to let them know that he was coming. i think it is a good thing that he signed a treaty with afghanistan and do not pull the troops completely and leave them with no one be. h
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May 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
room for rhetoric for all the united states of america. host: next is michael from oklahoma city, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning, i watched some of the c-span coverage yesterday of the libertarian party convention. what i really pulled away from that is the fact that ron paul and i believe some of the tea partiers should join the libertarian party because that is where they belong. with a lot of their platform as well as i don't agree with a lot of the republican platforms. i-map hard-core democrat. host: abc news/washington post, asking the question -- does the country need a new party? nearly half said yes. that is our question this morning and alan is on the phone from pennsylvania, a republican. volume down your television set and we will hear you better. caller: ok - host: we keep getting an echo. when you found in, turn the volume down. robert s. schlesinger wrote about the third party -- his pieces available online at u.s. news.com - next up is gladys from washington, d.c., good morning. caller: as a growing number of the population who either are democ
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May 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states. we do not need to lose any more american lives. not for this type of situation. my god. it is so terrible. these young people come back from the wars today in the middle east. their wounds are so horrific. lots of limbs and everything. it is not worth it to the united states. we have too much we need to do to get back on our feet again. host: here is how mitt romney responded to what is happening in syria and expulsion of syrian timmer -- syrian diplomats around the world. this is from his website. kansas city, missouri, al on our independent line. caller: good morning. it is a shame on the international community not to get involved. shame on them that they are standing on the sidelines and watching tens of thousands of kids being massacred. this regime is the most ruthless regime in the middle east. they are criminals and need to be taken away. they do not have to have boots on the ground. all the have to do is just take out the most important forces. that would solve the problem. host: what do you think about arming the rebels and bring in weapons? t think that is a
CSPAN
May 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
you have any plans going forward to fix the tax code in the united states? i know people think it is a problem with rates being too high, but nobody pays the marginal rates. it is really go loopholes and deductions. it is a misconception. i read a report saying if the bush tax cuts expire, the deficits will be cut in half. i would like you to comment on that, if the democratic party has any plans to update the tax code. guest: thank you. as i mentioned, on my website you can find tax reform legislation we have had on the table for about two years. the bowles-simpson commission highlighted elements of it. we have to make it fair and protect the middle class. our bill goes to all of those pieces. right now, the debate in washington is cutting, or raising revenue. you mentioned i was a former mayor of anchorage. we had deficits. you have to cut, do with revenue, but you have to invest. no one wants to talk about all three. you cannot solve this deficit problem -- i do not care how many people, on this show and i hear what they say, they can squawk, all they want, but after two or three
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May 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
asking our viewers today to also look ahead and give us your thoughts on the united states role in this changing world. you think america will continue to be the leader in world affairs? is the u.s. on a decline? give us your thoughts by calling in. you can also catch up with us on all the social media pages on twitter, facebook and email. a very good morning to you on this memorial day. we've already had some people writing in on facebook about this question of america's place in the changing world. want to read a few of those for you right now. angela summer writes in that the u.s. is a busy body. we try to cloak it under do-gooding but we end up doing more harm than good. linda writes in on facebook to our question that america's role is to be a shining model of government, of, by and for the people. to attempt to influence and cooperate with others and direction that will make us safer and more secure in the long run, and make for more peaceful world. with all the money and politics and the republicans serving the 1% of the corporate interest and stopping everything that will h
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May 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
family in vietnam and also the civil war and iraq. i feel the president of the united states, president obama, has been through so much problems because i have never heard of a congress or a house fight the president in my life. he cannot suggest anything without the government fighting him. i have never heard so much criticism of a president in my whole life. i can remember when john kennedy was president and they did not like what he did and when he was up for, but they remember his famous words. and of course he was assassinated. i feel that the united states of america should look at that flag and think of every star on g and what state you are from and stand up and pull for the president. he can only do so much. he is trying to protect israel, which we have to. that's also in the bible. host: let's look at a couple comments on facebook. jenny calls for impeachment of the president -- and still, alabama, lee is an independent scholar. caller: i just want to say, how soon does america for get? when president obama was running for president and senator john mccain was saying that he w
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May 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
needs to be done, all of us here in the united states should be conscious about educating our children. you post performance on rankings and things of that nature with other pressions. but we really do not as a community or culture in the united states stressed the importance of every human being, every child is born to get a proper education. and things like capitalism. there is money offered to ignorance or lack of education of children. compared to other countries, like china, where as a culture, and they see the importance of educating every single child. not just some who have money. just every single child is important to the culture as a whole. i would like to see the united states change its culture. you know. as far as education. to make sure that every single child is born as a proper education so that they will grow up to be a productive human being before the country. host: "usa today" story highlights the teacher rankings. it is followed up by a "huffington post" story. host: again, the idea of posting teacher rankings and how it affects the long-term if you want
CSPAN
May 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
will be the death of the united states of america. nobody will loan you any money. host: from "the washington post" -- host: the committee chairman, dianne feinstein, and ranking republican said the provisions -- host: massachusetts, anthony, independent line. caller: yes, i hope you did not cut me off because of the way i talk. i believe that we need to free markets and liberties back. i also believe that you cannot spend $11 billion per day and only taken $7 billion per day. i think that they should set of a budget and abolish a lot of things like the fed, that turns money and then devalued the dollar. anything you buy at the store all goes up because of that. host: what you think about the tax hikes of no decision is made by the end of the year? caller: i think that the problem is compromise. would you cover runs -- when you compromise, you give up what you believe in. the problem is, people think there is a difference between the democrats and republicans. they only have one vision to support regulations. big banking. business is not working. they should abolish the said. aboli
CSPAN
May 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
state, north korea. >> the dialogue on human rights is a ridiculous dialogue because you can tell them you need to improve your human rights of situation and their response will be, well, the united states has human-rights problems, too. that is not a comparable discussion it. >> that is saturday night at 10:00. also this weekend, operation red wing, from his book about a navy seal at war. that's sunday night at 10:00. >> t welcome to old cowtown museum, wichita, kansas. [gunshots] >> today the mayor will talk a little about the problem we're having in the city with taxicabs. hang on for that. >> june 2 and june 3, "booktv and american history tv explore the heritage and literary culture of of wichita, kansas. >> a modest looking paper binding, but it contains an alphabetical list of the members of the senate and house of representatives done in 1831. i believe this was issued only for the members' immediate use only, as it says. there were not supposed to lend this out, because it would tell you exactly where everybody lives, so you could go and point them if you did not like them. >>
CSPAN
May 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
illinois for granting me the honor of representing them and the united states senate. to borrow less and tax less to help fix the economy. ♪ host: what do you make of the loss of senator lugar? we have been looking what that means for the tea party and what it means for moderates. guest: it means quite a few things for washington and it will send another message that we have a lot of work to do. america is still $15.80 trillion in debt, i am sure that you have heard the same thing in indiana. folks are worried about the future for their grandchildren. we need to make a change to save the country. host: lugar joins the long list of those that draw the ire of their party. he can hardly be called a moderate because he opposed many of the maintenance of the obama had administration. he also backed a flat tax supported by wealthy wage earners. guest: this was obviously a republican primary, and they said they needed a more conservative senator in the united states congress. i hear the same sentiment back home. actually provide some solutions and fox. -- and thoughts. they are ready to t
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
better and easier and cheaper and the people who work, we the people of the united states -- host: jimmy -- caller: we don't get the same benefits or tax breaks. host: the minimum wage in your state is $5.15 an hour. that's lower than the federal rate. do you have friends who make minimum wage? what's your experience? caller: well, i'm an independent owner. i own my own small business myself, but i have been, you know, at the point of minimum wage and, you know, minimum wage keeps you poor. you make enough money to go to work, come home and go to work. in new york city, $50,000 is a -- $50,000 a year is not a lot of money. that's a lot of money in other places but that's not a lot here. people are making $12,000, $16,000 and live in new york city? it's a no-brainer. the cost of living in life should be given to we the people. host: let's look at the department of labor statistics. it says you can look at any state here and see which states are below the federal minimum wage which are higher. where federal and state law differ, the higher rate does apply. you can see green states h
CSPAN
May 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
you're going to be president of the united states, you have to take a leadership role and there is a risk in taking a position, but that is all part of leadership. >>host: that was from the jon huntsman campaign during the republican primary. he has since endorsed the mitt romney campaign. caller: thank you for allowing me to voice my point of view. i am addressing the issue whether obama is flip-floping more evolving. i think it is only natural that we call it devolution. -- call it the evolution. he changede said that yo his pointed you because of his daughters. the fact that he can learn from his children is a sign that he does not see himself as the paragon of all that is right and all that is wrong. he is willing to learn from younger people, which is only a tribute to the fact that he is willing to learn. all of our politicians who have the point of view that they have complete knowledge of what is right, ethically or morally, or what is wrong. host: thank you for the call. you can join the conversation on our facebook page. our question of flip-floping verses devolving. on the
CSPAN
May 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
the united states. "washington post" friday edition, romney's pranks could go too far. talks about his time at prep school, including interaction with a student about cutting off hair, a story you probably heard about this week. that's what we're getting reaction to this morning. a lot out this week, but the washington post buzzman who served as the go between the paper and the public put out something on his blog that you can find on the washington post website. the head line says mitt romney's bullying story holds up scrutiny. it talks about one of the original paragraphs that occurred on the online story. this is the original online paragraph. there is now an editors note at the bottom of the story, the post is not calling it a correction, i think it is a correction but not jermaine to the central theme of the story. we're interested in getting your perspective. specifically as you read and heard about this week and if it matters to you. again the numbers will be on the screen and you can reach out to us on one of three social platforms this morning. our first call this morning
CSPAN
May 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
china herbal skin-care line in the united states is all the product that does for people skin. >>host: $15.98. the regular price on this $28.98. $14 off. almost half the price of our regular prices and is already a customer pick of its ideas this time of year in the summertime. it gives the brightness and a glow and wants to the scan. if you get a little too sallow are ready you will love this because i have a hint of color. >>guest: if you like 8 bronzing, but the bronzing just gives to the color. this is a treatment and gives to the bronzing affect. it gives to healthy skin. why i am saying that is because the golden root close 4500 millan area and in essence helps the young your skin to the surface. if you love my golden root, this is a great time to stock up for this product. >>host: it is prized for its age defying properties. it is infused with the golden root. against your skin that beautiful glow. here is our unfortunate over 300 have called in and we have another 300 in the ordering process. with that taken into account, we are blessed the 1000. at this by, you want to stock
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May 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
? caller: i am from nigeria. host: how long have you been in united states? caller: about 35 years. host: why did you come here? caller: for the opportunity. the american portrayed by voice of america was fascinating. host: what do you do today? caller: i would rather not say. life is good, thank you. host: that is one of our viewers saying the class of 2012 should realize that our economy is shaky because of the same policies that mitt romney will double down on as the president. next is linda from bloomfield, conn.. caller: good morning, i am elated that the opportunity that these young people have. it is not just young people but people who are changing careers and deciding to take the next step of whether being an entrepreneur or whether it be switching careers into things they have gets and hobbies and trying to find new ways to put ideas and policies together and implement them to be applicable to more aspects of society. whether it be in the new affordable housing, whether it be in the more creative health care field, whether it be the new technologies that have emerged for
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